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Model of valley interference effects on a donor electron close to a Si∕SiO2 interface

TitleModel of valley interference effects on a donor electron close to a Si∕SiO2 interface
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsM. J. Calderón, B. Koiller, and S. Das Sarma
JournalPhys. Rev. B
Volume77
Pagination7
Date Publishedapr
ISSN1098-0121
Keywords2008, Single Fellow
Abstract

We analyze the effects of valley interference on the quantum control and manipulation of an electron bound to a donor close to a Si/SiO2 interface as a function of the valley-orbit coupling at the interface. We find that, for finite valley-orbit coupling, the tunneling times involved in shuttling the electron between the donor and the interface oscillate with the interface/donor distance in much the same way as the exchange coupling oscillates with the interdonor distance. These oscillations disappear when the ground state at the interface is degenerate (corresponding to zero valley-orbit coupling).

URLhttp://arxiv.org/abs/0712.1823